Codon

From The School of Biomedical Sciences Wiki
Revision as of 10:47, 8 November 2010 by 090789131 (Talk | contribs)
Jump to: navigation, search

Also known as trinucleotides. A codon is made up of three nucleotides found in DNA or mRNA, and codes for one specific amino acid. The order of these three nucleotides is unique and vitally important in the coding of its amino acid.

An amino acid can be back-translated from a codon sequence by using the codon wheel.

In some instances, there can be more than one codon which corresponds to the same amino acid.

Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Navigation
Toolbox